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How to Grill a Veggie Burger

author image Michelle Powell-Smith
With a master's degree in art history from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Michelle Powell-Smith has been writing professionally for more than a decade. An avid knitter and mother of four, she has written extensively on a wide variety of subjects, including education, test preparation, parenting, crafts and fashion.
How to Grill a Veggie Burger
A freshly grilled veggie burger with the fixings. Photo Credit: VankaD/iStock/Getty Images

Vegetarians don't have to subsist on potato salad and crudites at the family barbecue. Many veggie burgers stand up nicely to grilling, whether you opt for a meat look-alike or a vegetable-based patty. These burgers can be prone to crumbling. Special care will let everyone at your cookout enjoy dinner without much additional fuss.

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Step 1

Choose your favorite packaged veggie burger or make a homemade burger recipe. Opt for a classic meat analog, a vegetable-based burger, or a bean burger.

Step 2

Leave frozen patties in the freezer until you are ready to cook them. Shape and chill homemade burgers before grilling.

Step 3

Preheat the grill.

Step 4

Brush the patties with olive oil or spray the grill with a non-stick spray designed for grilling.

Step 5

Grill the patties, allowing them to sear on one side before turning. Cook to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Step 6

Add your favorite burger toppings, choosing flavors that mesh well with your burgers. Try avocado, salsa and jack cheese for a black bean burger or a quick cabbage slaw for an Asian one.

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